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Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro

Fremont, California – June 23, 2017 – Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.

Camera 4.4 Update can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. Once installed, customers can download the Blackmagic Camera Control iPad app from the Apple app store.

All URSA Mini Pro cameras feature built in bluetooth connectivity, which until now has not been enabled. The built in bluetooth will allow customers to to send and receive commands from up to 30 feet away. Once the camera is paired with the iPad, customers can remotely power URSA Mini Pro on or off, change all major settings, adjust and add metadata using a digital slate and trigger recording. The Blackmagic Camera Control app is perfect for customers that need to control cameras in hard to reach places such as on cranes, drones, in underwater housings and more.

To make URSA Mini Pro’s Bluetooth support even more flexible, Blackmagic Design has developed a new, open protocol and is publishing a developer API, along with sample code, for customers that wish to build their own camera control solutions. This free API and sample code will be available later this summer.

In addition to the Blackmagic Camera Control app, Blackmagic Design has also released Camera 4.4 Update which enables Bluetooth functionality and adds new preset timecode options on URSA Mini Pro cameras. The update also adds compatibility with Canon 18-80mm T4.4 for iris, focus and record trigger, along with improved EF, PL and B4 support, improved digital slate functionality and improved zebra stripe overlays on URSA Mini 4K cameras.

“URSA Mini Pro has become incredibly popular because of its amazing image quality combined with broadcast features and controls, built in ND filters and interchangeable lens mount,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “The new Blackmagic Camera Control app and open API means that the possibilities are truly endless. Customers are going to have the tools they need to build completely custom remote control solutions of their own design using the new Bluetooth support!”

ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G bundle

Exciting news from Blackmagic Design – They have announced a special price bundle on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G for a limited time only.

The Blackmagic Design ATEM bundle suits customers wanting to upgrade to an Ultra HD switching workflow – which supports instant switching between SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, providing a more advanced live production system as well as Ultra HD compatibility.
Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio Bundle

Blackmagic Design releases Videohub 4.9 software update

from Broadcast Engineering

Blackmagic Design released Videohub 4.9, a new software update that adds new macro support as well as advanced network-based configuration of control panels for its range of Videohub SDI routers and Smart Control panels.

Videohub 4.9 for Mac OS X and Windows is available for download now and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers.

Download the update here
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Matrox MC-100 Mini Converter with Multiplexer

from YouTube


As a broadcast engineer or A/V professional you likely have diverse needs when it comes to managing SDI signals within your environment – for monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing, and processing 3D in real time. Until now, you have been forced to purchase different devices to perform these tasks. The new Matrox MC-100 solves all these challenges in one inexpensive, easy-to-use device. Matrox MC-100 is a dual SDI to HDMI mini converter that supports a wide range of display resolutions through 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD-SDI. This single portable unit can be used as a HD-SDI switcher, a distribution amplifier, a multiplexer, and a 3D processing unit, making it the most versatile mini converter on the market. It should be in every video professional’s toolbox.

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt Technology

from Blackmagic Design

Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt

Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a revolutionary new video capture and playback solution that uses Intel’s groundbreaking Thunderbolt™ technology. Intensity Shuttle makes the highest quality 10-bit SD and HD video affordable for everyone, in a truly portable solution that’s priced at only $239.

Intensity Shuttle features all the video connections needed to connect video cameras, set-top boxes, game consoles, large screen TVs and projectors to a Thunderbolt-enabled computer. The attractive inline design includes HDMI, analog component, composite and S-Video inputs and outputs. These high quality HDMI and RCA connectors are the worldwide standard for connecting digital and analog consumer video equipment.

Thunderbolt™ enabled computers connect to Intensity Shuttle using a single cable that is capable of 10 Gbps data transfer speeds, that’s 20x faster than USB 2.0 and 12x faster than FireWire 800. Intensity Shuttle is powered over the Thunderbolt™ cable and, with no need for an external power supply, is a completely portable device that can be moved easily between laptop and desktop computers.

Pre-order your Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt now!

RODE Podcaster Review

from bin-false.org




Over all I am giving the crown for the “Best Podcasting Microphone” to the Rode Podcaster, it’s built in headphone monitor, support for Windows, Linux, and Windows (Linux & Vista/Win7 after a firmware update) really make this a fantastic mic. When you factor in it’s high-end sound quality, exceptional build quality, and Rode’s reputation for making great mics – it’s a clear winner!

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Grass Valley Storm Mobile – Capture Box for Laptop

from VideoAktiv Digital

At this year’s IBC show Grass Valley, a new mobile capture solution. The Storm Mobile break-out box is eponymous for mobile use and can also record full-HD HDMI signals.

Portable Recorder: With the help of the Storm Mobile can operate a laptop as a portable recorder. The box is connected via an ExpressCard/34.

Make sure to pick up a Grass Valley Storm Mobile before they run out!

Your Tube Broadcast


from About.com

So, you want to broadcast yourself on YouTube? Of course you do, it’s one of the most popular video uploading sites. Before you can access the upload service, you need to create a YouTube account. Go to YouTube, and click on Sign Up in the top right corner.




From there, you’ll be able to set up and customize your YouTube account.

Prepare Your Videos to Upload to YouTube

To begin, you’ll need to get a copy of your video ready for uploading. If you’re brand new to uploading videos, you’ll want to check out this article, Upload a Video to the Web. It covers the basics like bandwidth and video compression, which you’ll need to know about before uploading a video to YouTube.

Currently, YouTube accepts pretty much any video format (including HD formats), and video files must be under 2GB and 15 minutes. I always try to keep my videos as large as possible within these limits. They take a little longer to upload, but the quality is much better.

It doesn’t matter what you name the video file before you upload it to YouTube. You can change the title later.

Upload Your Videos to YouTube

Now that your video file is prepared, you can upload it to YouTube. Just click the Upload button and you can browse for the file on your computer and then enter important information about your video.



Think carefully about the Title, Tags and Description you add to your video. This is the information that will lead searchers to your tube broadcast, so make sure to use clear and informative language.

Customize Your YouTube Channel

Your YouTube Channel is where viewers can find all of your videos and information. It’s your little home on YouTube for sharing your tube broadcast and interacting with fans.

There are lots of ways you can Customize your YouTube Channel, by adding images, text and changing the layout.

Promote Your YouTube Videos

So now you’ve uploaded videos and set up your video channel. Congratulations, you’re broadcasting yourself on YouTube. But is anyone watching your tube broadcast?

With millions and millions of videos, it’s hard to get yours seen. But by promoting your videos and interacting with other YouTubers you can begin to get people to watch and comment on your videos.

We have a a great range of YouTube cameras, , and video editing training software.